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Yahoo attack places spotlight on identity management

Antone Gonsalves | Feb. 4, 2014
The attack on Yahoo that started with the theft of user credentials from a third-party database highlights the risk of sharing usernames and passwords across multiple websites.

Many organizations are afraid to outsource something as important as identity management for their staff, clients and customers, Brennan said.

"But at the same time, they are assuming a risk by running those types of systems," she said. "It may be the case that it's better placed in a service provider or vender who actually has running that kind of service as their main core focus."

 

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